3ds Max for the Architectural World

When it comes time for presenting your Revit and BIM models to the world, there is no better system on the market than 3ds Max from Autodesk. 3ds Max provides professional quality renderings, models, and even fully developed animations in a highly efficient and simple-to-use toolset. The best news is that it’s likely you already own this powerful software! 3ds Max is included in every license of Autodesk’s AEC Collection suite of products. ZenTek’s experienced instructors can show your staff how to use 3ds Max to develop high-quality presentations that can win you more projects and build your company’s reputation as a technology leader.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using 3ds Max 2020, and that version is recommended for all students.

Prerequisites: Students should have taken the “3ds Max for Beginners” class, or have a solid understanding of 3ds Max basic controls from a practical application standpoint.

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1 – Lighting it Up

  • Lighting concepts

  • Lighting types

  • Exposure and tone mapping

  • Common light setups


Session 2 – Mastering Materials

  • Material principles

  • Bitmaps procedurals composites

  • Alternate material types


Session 3 – Material Mapping

  • UVW coordinates

  • Projection mapping types

  • Unwrap modifier


Session 4 – Baking Basics

  • Baking preparations

  • ID masks

  • Map baking types

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for Autodesk Revit training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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